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« on: December 08, 2010, 06:03:52 PM »

OK, who has the most hours logged on to Bus Conversions Magazine BB?
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 06:12:32 PM »

I don't know how the system tracks logged in time.  I leave my home computer on 24x7 except when out of town.  99% of the time I have a browser window open to the BCM BBS even when I am not at my PC.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 06:29:06 PM »

It claims I have procrastinated away some 33 days, 9 hours and 58 minutes here on the computer since it started counting for me...

Maybe better to shut that feature off?

If she ever sees it....

You may not have the pleasure of my company any longer!

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010, 06:30:59 PM »

At the top of the page it shows "Total time logged in: XX days, XX hours and XX minutes"

Uh, oh I hope I didn't get you in trouble, buswarrior!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 06:42:05 PM »

The stats on the server show these as the top ten:

H3Jim140d 8h 53m
cody123d 8h 25m
luvrbus94d 8h 45m
buddydawg 74d 11h 44m
niles50074d 10m
JackConrad71d 3h 46m
Busted Knuckle69d 12h 16m
Len Silva67d 10h 20m
DrivingMissLazy64d 11h 12m
Nick Badame Refrig. Co. 58d 10h 3m

What the system does is use the "session" time.  When you log in, the web server creates a session.  As long as you are actively viewing pages, posting, etc. it keeps the session active.  If you leave the browser window open but don't do anything with it for 20 minutes, the session "expires" and it stops contributing to your total online time.

One thing that throws it off is if your computer has a little known internal setting roughly known as "keep alive" set to keep sending periodic signals to keep the session active.  In that case it keeps accruing online time even when you aren't actually using it.  This setting can be the result of you intentionally setting it in the Windows registry or it can be tweaked by the installation program of some software you install that may need keep alive activated.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2010, 06:46:42 PM »

Thanks, Mike that is interesting.  Do you know where in the Windows system the "keep alive" setting is?
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 07:11:48 PM »

It has been a long time since I messed with it, so I don't recall precisely where.  But it was in the Windows registry which can be a dangerous place to going tweaking around in if you don't know exactly what you are doing in it.  One wrong edit and it can dramatically affect your computer's performance, function or in extreme cases even mess up the operating system beyond usability.  So unless a person has a need to tweak it, it isn't generally recommended.  But for those strongly interested in it, there is a Microsoft KB article on it.

The primary purpose for the keep alive setting has to do with the TCP/IP connection, the effect on PHP sessions is more of a side effect as I understand it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 07:55:43 PM »

Looks like Cody needs a job, LOL Grin
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 09:57:14 PM »

Cody has a job, too many jobs, on every second friday cody (studio1) does a benefit for the local St Vincent Depaul for their food bank and so they can pay shut offs for people, every wednsday it's 40's swing music at the local nursing home and every second saturday it's a benefit for a local veterans group that help old people by building wheelchair ramps and mounting lifts in vehicles for their chairs and what ever they need to make their lives better, also every baby thats born at the local hospital gets a picture taken, unfortunately sometimes a baby doesn't make it and there is nothing for the parents to remember them by without the picture, also at the local nursing home on december 18th anyone that wants can sign up for a family picture done so the old people can have a pic of their family for their room dresser and the family can have pics for their homes, along the way we pick up benefits for various other reasons, I don't think cody needs another job, already got too many of them, and thats not counting the 30 to 50 storm windows he builds and fits and installs for elderly people each fall, or the furnaces he cleans for them, this is all done for free just because it may make somebody's live a little better, cody doesn't need any more jobs.  Cody has answered the phone at 3AM or whatever time and grabbed the camera and drove to the hospital either in L'Anse or in Hancock just to take a picture of a baby that the nurses think may not see the sun come up and it's all done with a smile and a tear, cody has enough to do. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2010, 04:56:53 AM »

Cody, you are the man!!  Well done, well done.

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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2010, 05:34:49 AM »

I hope my boss doesn't see those numbers....   Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2010, 05:50:29 AM »

Cody,
   I was particularily touched by your photographing the newborns. My sister-in-law works in the neonate unit and is part of a program called "No Child Dies Alone". These are, unfortunately, mostly abuse cases, but if a child is dying and a parent or family member is not present, one of the volunteers will hold the child and sing to them until they die. She has been called and went in at all hours of the night as well as on week-ends and holidays. Jack
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2010, 09:37:37 AM »

I knew there was something good about Cody, just couldn't put my finger on it till now. You're an inspiration my man, Will
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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2010, 03:22:49 PM »

God Bless you Cody. We should all take note!
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2010, 03:58:19 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2010, 04:16:24 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2010, 04:26:06 PM »

Jack, we lost a child in 1979, I know the pain well, we just didn't take any pictures, for some reason we just didn't do it, thats when the photography started, every day I wish for a chance to go back and just take one pic.  The nursing home work started with my mom, she loved the big band era and lived in that time frame for the rest of her life, she no longer remembered us but she responded to the music, we lost her last febuary but we will continue the music, others look forward to it and we enjoy it, what we do isn't meant to be special, just keeps us busy is all.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2010, 04:41:46 PM »

So when we end up in nursing homes, will someone come in and play Grateful Dead, Doors, & Rolling Stones?   Jack
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2010, 04:55:03 PM »

Jack,
    You being the Kayak Man they will probably play you "Banjo" music something from perhaps "Deliverance"   Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2010, 06:16:05 PM »

When the paper says parkinsons, MS and stage 3 congestive heart failure, when does the nursing home hit or does it lol, I certainly hope that at some point I'll be as happy and content as my mom was in the last year or so of her life, in the meantime I'll paddle faster in case I hear the banjo's.  For some odd reason, I find myself caring what others think far less than I used to, it used to be important to me to be well thought of, now I find that when I'm at peace with what I'm doing I really don't care if it matters to anyone but me.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2010, 07:59:11 PM »

not fair, cody made me cry. what an inspiration that's all I can say just now.
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2010, 07:18:47 AM »

BW; I don't think you've spent too much time here! Just be sure to point out to her all the excellent advise you've passed on to others in interest of safety, the hobby, and mankind! Wink

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H3Jim   140d 8h 53m
cody   123d 8h 25m
luvrbus   94d 8h 45m
buddydawg    74d 11h 44m
niles500   74d 10m
JackConrad   71d 3h 46m
Busted Knuckle   69d 12h 16m
Len Silva   67d 10h 20m
DrivingMissLazy   64d 11h 12m
Nick Badame Refrig. Co.    58d 10h 3m

H3Jim - really? Shoot been so long since I saw him post I didn't think he graced us with the pleasure of his presence anymore.

Cody - Well, uh yes I believe it! Him and Frank (and others) keep the chat room alive.

Clifford - again I believe it much awesome info and advice shared from the "Yoda" of buses

Brandon - yeah probably! Lots and lots of learning....(just tell them you were furthering yer education)

Niles - Hmmm a little surprised. But hey gotta do something to occupy time, right?

Jack - why yes I certainly agree is probably correct! (and Jack let me know about the choic of music @ the home I may want the same home! Wink)

BK - ain't no way! Well OK, maybe but only during the cold winter and August when we're really slow!

Len - yeah I can believe it!

Richard - Well what else can I say over a yr later and the LEGEND lives on! 

Nick - Well I do have to say, that with his age and all he is slowing down! Wink

Grin  BK  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2010, 08:06:35 PM »

BK - Like others said, I leave the window open - I must have the "live update" deal turned on - Or it must have been on all summer while I was gone - But I am glad to see that DML's still in the top ten, though I have a feelin' that Richard bequeathed his password to a young future busnut relative - At least I hope so - FWIW
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